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29 Oct
Getting to know the Early Years Inspection Handbook (EIH)
31 Oct
Now there’s a Thought …. Developing Sustained Shared Thinking
• What is sustained shared thinking ? • Why sustained shared thinking is important • How we can encourage sustained shared thinking • Assessing the quality of sustained shared thinking
01 Nov
Teaching Gymnastics in the Primary School
This course will examine and encourage progression and development from Reception through to Year 6 using an inclusive whole school approach. The progressive and safe teaching of basic gymnastic skills will be explored. Combined with this an understanding of principles of movement, sequence construction and extension will be developed both on floor and apparatus. This will equip practitioners with the knowledge and understanding to encourage creativity and build in complexity as pupils’ progress through the school.
04 Nov
Teaching Dance in the Primary School
Delegates will explore the basic components of dance and choreography and builds confidence and competence in teachers to create dance lessons. units of work and choreograph performance pieces. By the end of the day you will understand how to teach dance and be equipped to build your own dance lesson plans. If you are a primary school teacher (KS1 & KS2) and want to build their confidence, knowledge and understanding in teaching and improving the quality of pupils’ learning and attainment within curricular and extra-curricular dance then this course is definitely for you. Participants will have the opportunity to: • Explore planning for and delivery of primary curriculum dance to primary age children • Identify how to differentiate activity to enable appropriate challenge for all children • Establish how to deliver high quality dance lessons and performances where all children can be enriched, enabled and extended. • Develop knowledge and expertise to effectively build a dance and developing an exciting piece of choreography for performance purposes.
05 Nov
Why Move?

Latest News

October half term is almost upon us
17 Oct
October half term is almost upon us. Still thinking of ways to entertain the kids? Look no further than our sports camps. Want to get the kids off the couch during the school holidays? Then why not join one of GO Gateshead's sports camps at Gateshead Leisure Centre. Perfect for children aged 8-14 years, the camps will offer a fantastic range of activities from, Clip n' Climb to trampolining, badminton to basketball, swimming to dodgeball. Your kids will stay active, have fun and make friends. Getting children active is not only our passion - it's something we're great at too. We provide children with the opportunity to try new sports, have fun, and really make the most of the school holidays. You can trust GO Gateshead to provide a service that is enjoyable, positive and safe. Our Sports Camps are suitable for children between 8-14 years and cost £15 per day. Lunch is not included in the price and children should bring a packed lunch or money to purchase lunch from the cafe. Tuesday 22 - Thursday 24 October 9am - 3pm Book Now
Council legal team remind schools to be careful with rolling contracts
11 Oct
Council legal team remind schools to be careful with rolling contracts, which automatically renew unless you serve notice to terminate. Many of your contracts with suppliers, including school software services, will operate in this way. This article provides practical tips on managing those contracts, to ensure they don’t rollover without your knowledge. Please read the attached article advising schools on what they need to consider. If you would like any further information please contact me on:- Kieran McGaughey Commercial Solicitor Legal, Democratic and Property Corporate Services and Governance Gateshead Council Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 1HH. Tel No: (0191) 433 2382 Fax No: (0191) 433 2103 Email:
Cancer Awareness Sessions - Healthworks Newcastle
09 Oct
Cancer Awareness Sessions - Healthworks Newcastle 45 minute awareness session or an awareness stall Please open the attached for more information or call Claire Harrison on 0191 2724244
Food for Life Served Here: Bronze Award
04 Oct
Food for Life Served Here: Bronze Award September 2019 We’re excited to let you know that our Food For Life Served Here (FFLSH) award has just been renewed, following an inspection on 5th September 2019. We received our FFLSH inspection and have, once again, been awarded the Bronze Food for Life Served Here Award by the Soil Association. This award, from the UK’s leading food and farming charity and certification body, recognises our dedication to providing students with lunches that reach, and go beyond, the national School Food Standards. In short, sugary snacks and fizzy drinks are out and fresh fruit and vegetables are in. In addition to serving freshly prepared, healthy meals that will help your pupils reach their five portions of fruit and veg a day, we’re also committed to using honest, local produce. This means that meat served can be traced back to the farm and meets or exceeds UK animal welfare standards. Many of the vegetables used have been sourced locally which reduces the environmental impact of your children’s lunches. What’s more, all ingredients used in meals are free from additives, artificial trans fats and GMOs, and most of the food is freshly prepared by trained chefs. Avoiding processed foods mean that chefs know exactly what’s going in to the food they are preparing, and it will also ensure that children can connect the food they are eating to where it came from. In addition, the award recognises that menus are inclusive of cultural needs and dietary requirements, so every child is catered for on our lunch menus.
Birtley Pool Slide
04 Oct
Birtley Swimming Pool is the only pool in Gateshead with a 25m slide. Slide opening times: Saturday 11am to 1.30pm Sunday 10am to 1.30pm. Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm during school holidays There are no additional costs to use the slide, this is included in the admission cost for a swim.